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Off-grid communities such as those in sub-Saharan Africa can pay thousands of times as much as the rest of us for their energy. Designer Jim Reeves has developed a simple, low-cost gear-train and generator that uses a descending weight to power a perpetual light source. Children can do their homework and study, families and friends can eat together and interact after dark adding new dimensions and possibilities to their lives Continue reading
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2016-06-21 03:33:00
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The UK could play a great role in the creation of Europe’s integrated single energy market – and reap its share of the significant benefitsEnergy is the lifeblood of society. It heats our homes, powers our industry and entertainment, and fuels our transport. It has become yet another punchbag in the UK referendum campaign, with claims and counterclaims about costs
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2016-06-16 06:31:36
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LONDON (Reuters) - The average cost of electricity generated by solar and wind energy could fall by up to 59 percent by 2025 if the right policies are in place, a report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) said on Wednesday.
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2016-06-15 03:09:32
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UNITED NATIONS (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Melting ice in Antarctica puts as many as 30 million people in Bangladesh at risk of losing their homes over the coming century, according to a new documentary focused on the human cost of climate change.
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2016-06-14 11:58:50
Friday, June 3rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
DUBLIN/MONTREAL (Reuters) - Airlines want one global deal to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from air travel despite higher costs, in order to avoid a patchwork of regulation that would be harder to manage, an executive of the International Air Transport Association trade group said on Friday.
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2016-06-03 10:31:44
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
Pact addresses concerns that burgeoning output from renewables is putting strain on electricity grid and pushing up pricesThe German chancellor, Angela Merkel, has hammered out a deal with state premiers on the latest reform to Germany’s renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the roll-out of green power sources
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2016-05-31 21:57:46
Tuesday, May 31st, 2016      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel hammered out the framework for a deal with state premiers on Wednesday on reforms to Germany's renewable energy law aimed at curbing the costs and controlling the speed of the future roll-out of green power sources.
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2016-05-31 20:32:29
Wednesday, May 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
More than 8 million people were employed worldwide in the renewable energy sector last year as rapidly falling costs drove growth in the industryA boom in solar and wind power jobs in the US led the way to a global increase in renewable energy employment to more than 8 million people in 2015, according to a report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (Irena)
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2016-05-25 08:00:41
Monday, May 23rd, 2016      Leave a Comment
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has adopted a new law banning construction of wind farms close to dwellings and hiking project costs in a move which the industry says could hobble Poland's move to renewables and away from coal.
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2016-05-23 05:13:48
Thursday, May 12th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Developers of an offshore windfarm planned in the Forth estuary have taken legal action after vital subsidies were withdrawnThe future of one of the UK’s biggest proposed offshore windfarms has been thrown into doubt by a row over the government support it should receive.The Neart na Gaoithe windfarm, based in Scotland’s outer Forth estuary, would have a capacity of about 450MW of power and was originally planned to cost £1
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2016-05-12 11:13:59
Monday, May 9th, 2016      Leave a Comment
The tough, innovative and resilient UK solar industry can outlast this government’s energy policiesKing Canute is alive and well in Britain.
While solar energy has become a global success story over the past few years, with tumbling costs and exploding deployment, Britain, which was keen on the technology, has slammed on the brakes, casting a shadow over a sector which employed more than 30,000 people but is now shedding jobs by the thousand
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2016-05-09 07:02:11
Wednesday, May 4th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Deputy leader Adam Bandt says program – estimated to cost $2.9bn – could be funded by scrapping concessions to fossil fuel-intensive industriesThe Greens want millions of households to install renewable energy storage units, saying battery storage could “revolutionise” Australia’s energy system
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2016-05-04 15:04:49
Friday, April 29th, 2016      Leave a Comment
BERLIN (Reuters) - A report on allotting the costs of atomic waste storage by a commission overseeing Germany's nuclear exit lays the foundations for a sustainable solution, government spokesman Steffen Seibert said on Friday.
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2016-04-29 06:59:29
Tuesday, April 26th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Opposition maintains ambitious targets but aims to minimise cost to households and defers details until after electionLabor is proposing two emissions trading schemes – one for big industrial polluters and an electricity industry model similar to one once backed by Malcolm Turnbull – in a climate policy that trumps the Coalition’s ambition but minimises the hit on household power bills and leaves important detail to be determined post-election
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2016-04-26 14:00:30
Monday, April 25th, 2016      Leave a Comment
Climate Home: Sir David King favours technology development over emissions trading as a way to shift emerging economies off coalCarbon pricing is “too sluggish a weapon” against climate change, top UK envoy Sir David King said on Monday.Speaking at a sustainability event in London, Sir David argued innovation to bring down the cost of clean technology would bring swifter results
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2016-04-25 10:21:09